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A Yoruba Shango female fertility shrine figure, Nigeria. 8.5 in (21.6 cm) h

by Grand Auctions

May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM BST

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £70 - £100

Description: A Yoruba Shango female fertility shrine figure, Nigeria. 8.5 in (21.6 cm) height.

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LARGE YORUBA HERMAPHRODITE FIGURE, NIGERIA  Depicted pregnant, with male and female attributes, 100cm high

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: LARGE YORUBA HERMAPHRODITE FIGURE, NIGERIA Depicted pregnant, with male and female attributes, 100cm high

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3 African textiles. 20th century.

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May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: A group of 3 African textiles. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century.

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Beaded West African vest. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: A beaded West African vest. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century.

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Pair of Ibeji figures. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $400

Description: A pair of Ibeji figures. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century.

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3 Yoruba beaded hats and 2 belts.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: A group of 3 beaded hats and 2 belts. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. Largest: 4 3/4"h x 38"w.

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2 Yoruba beaded items. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: A group of 2 beaded items. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. Without strap: 10 3/8"h x 9 1/2"w.

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3 Beaded Yoruba belts. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: A group of 3 beaded African belts. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. Largest: 43 3/4"l x 5"w.

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Tribal Art: An African carved wood maternity figure, Yoruba, Nigeria / Beni

by Grand Auctions

May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM BST

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: Tribal Art: An African carved wood maternity figure, Yoruba, Nigeria / Benin. Depicted in a seated position breast feeding a young child. 8.8 in (22.3 cm) height.

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3 Beaded African belts. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: A group of 3 beaded African belts. 20th century. ++ Top: Nigeria, Yoruba. ++ Center: DRC, Kuba. ++ Bottom: Nigeria, Yoruba. Largest: 41 1/2"l x 5"w.

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A YORUBA 'GELEDE' HELMET MASK, NIGERIA  With elaborate headdress, surmounted by a standing figure holding a vessel, 70cm high

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: A YORUBA 'GELEDE' HELMET MASK, NIGERIA With elaborate headdress, surmounted by a standing figure holding a vessel, 70cm high

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YORUBA - Pair of Ibeji figures

by Marques dos Santos

May 3, 2016, 7:30 PM WET

Porto, Portugal

Estimated Price: €525 - €700

Description: YORUBA - Pair of Ibeji figures Nigeria, Yoruba ethnic group, 20th century, first half, carved and polychromed wood, small beads, representing twins. Patina of wear. Signs of wear. Dim.:26cm.

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Masque porté par les jeunes initiés pour le culte de la croissance Epa. Il présente sur la partie haute un plateau servant de piédestal à une maternité assise portant un enfant dans son dos et allaitant un autre sur ses genoux. Elle est

by Origine Auction

May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM CET

Bagnolet, France

Estimated Price: €3,500 - €4,500

Description: Masque porté par les jeunes initiés pour le culte de la croissance Epa. Il présente sur la partie haute un plateau servant de piédestal à une maternité assise portant un enfant dans son dos et allaitant un autre sur ses genoux. Elle est accompagnée de quatre personnages probablement ses serviteurs; l'un d'eux tient un arc et une lance dans ses mains , un autre un réceptacle. Bois polychrome, ancienne patine d'usage, traces d'utilisation interne. Yoruba, Nigéria. 126x40cm

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Tribal Art: An African carved wood female maternity figure, Yoruba people,

by Grand Auctions

May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM BST

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: Tribal Art: An African carved wood female maternity figure, Yoruba people, Nigeria / Benin. Depicted in a standing position. 8.1 in (20.6 cm) height.

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African cloth and beaded items. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: A group of 3 African cloth and beaded items. ++ Collar. Kenya, Masaii. ++ Folk art textile panel. ++ Beaded Lizard. Nigeria, Yoruba.

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2 African beaded double lizards. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: A group of 2 African beaded double lizards. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. 54"l x 14"w.

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Polychrome and wood Epa mask. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: A Polychrome and wood Epa mask. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. 48"h x 11"w.

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A YORUBA 'OPON IFA' DIVINATION TRAY, NIGERIA   Round, the wide raised border carved with two stylised eyes and mouth of the god Eshu, flanked by crocodiles, 38cm diam

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: A YORUBA 'OPON IFA' DIVINATION TRAY, NIGERIA Round, the wide raised border carved with two stylised eyes and mouth of the god Eshu, flanked by crocodiles, 38cm diam

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A YORUBA IRON HERBALISTS STAFF 'OPA OSANYIN', NIGERIA  Composed of a crown of birds encircling a larger central bird, on a long flat spear-shaped staff, 57cm high

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £250

Description: A YORUBA IRON HERBALISTS STAFF 'OPA OSANYIN', NIGERIA Composed of a crown of birds encircling a larger central bird, on a long flat spear-shaped staff, 57cm high

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A YORUBA DANCE STAFF 'OSHE SHANGO', NIGERIA  The terminal carved in the shape of a human head, the high coiffure with remains of blue pigment, 36cm high

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: A YORUBA DANCE STAFF 'OSHE SHANGO', NIGERIA The terminal carved in the shape of a human head, the high coiffure with remains of blue pigment, 36cm high

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3 African masks and 1 staff, 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: A group of 3 African polychrome masks and 1 staff. 20th century. ++ Left: Helmet maks. DRC, Suku. ++ Left center: Maiden Spirit mask. Nigeria, Igbo. ++ Staff. Nigeria, Yoruba. ++ Right: Mask. Nigeria, Igbo. Largest (left center).: 21"h x 9"w.

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2 Metal Shango staffs. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $80 - $120

Description: A group of 2 metal Shango staffs. Nigeria, Yoruba. 20th century. 13 3/4"h x 3 1/2"w x 2 3/4"d.

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A Yoruba Ceremonial Axe

by Provenance Auction House

May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT

Cape Town, South Africa

Estimated Price: R1,800 - R2,400

Description: Aring Jagan Ogan, Benin. Early 20th C, Nigeria. Crescent shaped brass axe blade, having wire worked. Spiral decoration, profile bust axe head, long tapered shaft, having brass finial. 530mm (length)

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PAIR OF AFRICAN FIGURES - Pair of Ibeji Twin Carvings in wood, Yoruba peoples, Igbomina area, Nigeria, one male, one female, in their original cowry shell coats (representing wealth) with silver bracelets. 11

by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

May 22, 2016, 11:00 AM EST

Thomaston, ME, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $900

Description: PAIR OF AFRICAN FIGURES - Pair of Ibeji Twin Carvings in wood, Yoruba peoples, Igbomina area, Nigeria, one male, one female, in their original cowry shell coats (representing wealth) with silver bracelets. 11" tall. Wonderful age patina.

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A YORUBA MALE SHRINE FIGURE, NIGERIA  Riding on the back of a horse, holding a long spear and one of the reins, carrying a child on the back, a servant at the front holding the other rein, 25cm high

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: A YORUBA MALE SHRINE FIGURE, NIGERIA Riding on the back of a horse, holding a long spear and one of the reins, carrying a child on the back, a servant at the front holding the other rein, 25cm high

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Tribal Art: A fine African pair of Ibeji male and female figures, Yoruba pe

by Grand Auctions

May 9, 2016, 11:00 AM BST

Folkestone, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £800 - £1,200

Description: Tribal Art: A fine African pair of Ibeji male and female figures, Yoruba people, Nigeria. Both decorated with cowrie shell garments and wearing beaded jewellery. 8.7 in (22 cm) height, 6.5 in (16.5 cm) width. 8.5 in (21.5 cm) height, 6.7 in (17 cm) width. Provenance: Previously the property of Thomas Shultz of Berlin, a renowned collector of tribal art.

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2 African masks and a harp. c.20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: A group of 2 African masks and a harp. 20th century. ++ Left: Nigeria, Yoruba style. ++ Center: Ivory Coast, Dan. ++ Right: DRC, Mangbetu. Largest(center): 24"h x 14"w x 7"d.

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5 African wood objects. c.20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $100 - $150

Description: A group of 5 African wood objects. c. 20th century. ++ (2) Left: Marionettes. Mali, Bamana. ++ Left center: Shange staff. Nigeria, Yoruba. ++ Right center: Staff or divination tapper. DRC, Lunda. ++ Right: Akuaba figure. Ghana, Asante. Largest (left center): 20 3/4"h x 10"w x 1 1/2"d.

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2 African headrests and a bowl. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $20 - $40

Description: A group of 2 African headrests and a bowl. 20th century. ++ Left: DRC, Hemba. ++ Center: Nigeria,Yoruba. ++ African style, possible North Africa. Largest (center): 11"h x 6"w. Condition: Bowl does not have a lid.

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4 West African style metal objects. 20th century.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $40 - $60

Description: A group of 4 West African style metal objects. 20th century. ++ Left: Nigeria, Yoruba style. ++ Center: Mali, Bamana style. ++ Right: Mali, Chiwara style. ++ Bottom: West African style. Largest (left): 13 1/2"h x 8 7/8"w x 3 3/4"d.

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Nigeria Defence Medal

by Gerrards Auction Rooms

May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM BST

St Annes , United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £20 - £40

Description: Nigeria Defence Medal

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TWO YORUBA 'GELEDE' HELMET MASKS, NIGERIA  One with green face and pointed hat, 20cm high; another with yellow face, pointed ears and straight impala horns, 37cm high; together with a Zulu iron spear, the shaft cut off and mounted, 80cm high; and a wood cup with the handle as a stylised bird, dark brown patina, 8cm high (4)

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: TWO YORUBA 'GELEDE' HELMET MASKS, NIGERIA One with green face and pointed hat, 20cm high; another with yellow face, pointed ears and straight impala horns, 37cm high; together with a Zulu iron spear, the shaft cut off and mounted, 80cm high; and a wood cup with the handle as a stylised bird, dark brown patina, 8cm high (4)

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Masque de danse présentant un visage épuré à la belle expression juvénile et douce. Il est surmonté d'une coiffe à deux lobes latéraux et deux chignons dirigés vers le ciel. Bois dur, ancienne patine d'usage brune épaisse par endroits.

by Origine Auction

May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM CET

Bagnolet, France

Estimated Price: €500 - €700

Description: Masque de danse présentant un visage épuré à la belle expression juvénile et douce. Il est surmonté d'une coiffe à deux lobes latéraux et deux chignons dirigés vers le ciel. Bois dur, ancienne patine d'usage brune épaisse par endroits. Ogboni, Nigéria. 35x18 cm. Provenance: Collection privée, Paris. Ancienne collection Joel Greem, San Francisco.

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Tabouret de notable présentant un personnage féminin agenouillé, les seins projetés comme des obus et le visage dynamique aux yeux grand ouverts. Bois, ancienne patine d'usage miel brillante par endroits.

by Origine Auction

May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM CET

Bagnolet, France

Estimated Price: €800 - €1,200

Description: Tabouret de notable présentant un personnage féminin agenouillé, les seins projetés comme des obus et le visage dynamique aux yeux grand ouverts. Bois, ancienne patine d'usage miel brillante par endroits. Yoruba, Nigéria, milieu XX ème siècle. 47x32cm

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African Ibeji Wood Female Figure, ex-Arnovick

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $800 - $1,000

Description: West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A female Ere Ibeji figure, hand carved to represent the female member of a pair deceased twins, adorned with incised markings representing scarification and other bodily details. According to the Yoruba, twin effigies are believed to influence the daily lives of family members. As such, they are traditionally honored with prayers and libations. Custom , block stand. Size: figure itself measures 9.25" H (23.5 cm); 10.75" (27.3 cm) on stand.For context, an Ibeji is an orisha, a holy spirit in the Yoruba religion. Twins are thought to possess magical properties in the Yoruba culture, and are protected by the sacred deity Shango. When a twin passes away, this is believed to bring on bad luck for the parents, families and connected communities. Provenance: Ex Peter Arnovick Collection, Los Altos CA All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #112180

Condition Report: Some stable fissures as shown. Nice patina.

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YORUBA PEOPLE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

by A.B. Levy's

May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST

Palm Beach, FL, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Property of Lynn University to benefit the Library Renovation Fund YORUBA PEOPLETHE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIAShango House PostCarved wood with gray brown glossy patina of full female figure of Shango devotee kneeling on deteriorated round remnant base, holding breast her breasts, looking downward, double Shango axe above her head on front & back, and upright plain unadorned post top15.24 by 127 cm (6 by 50 in.)Provenance: Gift of Arthur and Yola Steinman / 1998

Condition Report: Good overall condition If you would like to be added to our email list please sign up at ablevys.com Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thank you, Albert Levy albert@ablevys.com

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Yoruba Anthropomorphic Janiform Helmet Mask - Epa Cult

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,800

Description: Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, Epa Cult, ca. early 20th century CE. A large scale, hand carved janus headed anthropomorphic helmet mask created by the Epa cult, most likely worn to honor Yoruba ancestors and bring about fertility or a healthy harvest. An impressive piece with boldly carved facial features on each side, including wide, open mouths revealing impressive grills of large, white teeth, almond shaped eyes, small cup-shaped ears, and protruding noses, all adorned with pigments of red, white, and black hues, the complexion showing a white dotted pattern, the eyes and mouths also highlighted with white pigment. The top of the mask is concave, perhaps to receive offerings or a separate coiffure or headdress. A strong example. Size: 13.5" L x 10" W x 13" H (34.3 cm x 25.4 cm x 33 cm)Epa masks are among the largest masks danced by the Yoruba/Ekiti people of northern Nigeria. Furthermore, Epa masks have traditionally been some of the largest masks created in Africa - sometimes weighing up to sixty pounds. This example is a helmet mask that a dancer would wear over the head and rest on his shoulders, hence covering the head entirely. He would see by peering from the open mouth. For further context, see a photo of a Janus Epa mask performing in the northeast of Nigeria in "Yoruba. Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought," p. 192. and read about Epa carvings in Northern Ekiti, pp. 189-206. Provenance: Ex- Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113203

Condition Report: Old crack down left side of one visage. Expected surface wear and minor losses as shown.

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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY,

by Houston Auction Company

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $150 - $250

Description: AN AFRICAN TRIBAL SHELL MOUNTED BRONZE MALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY, modeled in a standing position and wearing a brown earthen clay covered woven conical headdress centering vertical rows of white cowrie shells surmounted by a circular open ring, above a forehead with dotted eyebrows and heavily lidded open eyes, over a flaring angular nose and partially opened protruding lips flanked by flat ring form ears, on a short neck adorned with a conforming ringed necklace and a shaped cylindrical body enclosing small domed nipples and ringed navel, within slightly bent outstretched arms ending in single strap bracelets and open palmed hands, above a twisted trim detailed loin cloth flanked by horizontal stocky tubular legs bent at the knees and ending in stylized feet, on a flat circular line incised base with wood remnants covering and trimmed in graduated rows of braided raffia and cane strapped grasses, raised on a rounded and animal hide covered woven cane base. Height: 17 1/4"

Condition Report: Good condition, casting flaws throughout, surface buildup, lacking two cowrie shells on headdress. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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AN AFRICAN TRIBAL BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY,

by Houston Auction Company

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $75 - $150

Description: AN AFRICAN TRIBAL BRONZE FEMALE FIGURE, POSSIBLY YORUBA PEOPLES, NIGERIA, 20TH CENTURY, modeled in a squatting position with knees bent and wearing a stylized hairstyle of three cylindrical radiating rows reversing to a single one on backside of head, above dotted eyebrows and strongly featured raised almond shaped eyes over a spreading nose and large slightly parted protruding lips, flanked by line incised scarification detailed cheeks and flat circular pierced ears, on a short neck with a stacked rings necklace above a cylindrical body enclosing tubular breasts within curved tubular arms ending in bracelet and open palm hands, wearing a short ringed skirt above bent kneed legs and stylized feet, on a circular cross line incised detailed base within braided raffia and cane trim on a rounded animal hide covered caned plinth. Height: 14"

Condition Report: Good condition, casting flaws throughout, surface buildup, raffia/cane base is frayed. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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A PAIR OF YORUBA BRONZE 'ONILE' STAVES OF THE OGBONI SOCIETY, NIGERIA   Both sitting on a bell-shaped base, depicted nude with scarification marks over the face and back, the male wearing a pointed hat and a necklace, holding a dagger in the right hand and smoking a pipe, the female wearing the same necklace and holding her breasts with both hands, a bird resting on her belly, 21.5cm-23cm high (2)  Provenance: Louis Schendler Collection, London, formed in the 1960s-1970s, thence by descent.

by Chiswick Auctions

May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT

Acton, London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: A PAIR OF YORUBA BRONZE 'ONILE' STAVES OF THE OGBONI SOCIETY, NIGERIA  Both sitting on a bell-shaped base, depicted nude with scarification marks over the face and back, the male wearing a pointed hat and a necklace, holding a dagger in the right hand and smoking a pipe, the female wearing the same necklace and holding her breasts with both hands, a bird resting on her belly, 21.5cm-23cm high (2) Provenance: Louis Schendler Collection, London, formed in the 1960s-1970s, thence by descent.

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Rare 19th C. Yoruba Ceremonial Iron Staff

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba Tribe, 19th century CE or earlier. Rare Opa Osanyin herbalist's staff. Made of hand-forged iron with staff in a long spear shaped support to which a ring of applied birds have been added, large bird head at top with figure below with offering vessel in its hands. The Yoruba believe that a large bird surrounded by smaller birds symbolizes the power of good over evil and the ability to control spirits and supernatural forces. As such opa osanyin physically represents this power: one large bird is typically surrounded by 16 smaller birds at the summit of the staff. The smaller birds represent witches; these witches can transform themselves into birds to support the healing process for Erinle. A wonderful example and quite rare to find! Size: 6.75" W x 20.5" H (17.1 cm x 52.1 cm). Provenance: Estate of Paul & Louise Bernheimer All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #111805

Condition Report: Repair to one bird, missing two others; but most artwork is intact. There is slight patina/rust coating.

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Yoruba Wood Ose Shango Staff, Mother and Child

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, early 20th century CE. This is a dark wood carving of a standing woman holding her toddler on her back. The child holds tightly to her breasts; both have carved faces and other physical details. A staff like this is called an Ose Shango staff, carried and danced with by members of the Shango cult. Shango is the Yoruba deity of thunder and lightning; the woman carved on the staff is meant to represent a worshipper of Shango. There is a fine similar piece in the Brooklyn Museum, NYC. Size: 4.25" W x 21.25" H (10.8 cm x 54 cm) Provenance: Ex- Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1975 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113589

Condition Report: There is some old damage that is now covered by the same dark patina as the rest of the piece; one side of the flange is missing. Otherwise the piece is in excellent condition with clear features and form.

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A YORUBA CARVED WOOD MALE TWIN IBEJI FIGURE, NIGERIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY,

by Houston Auction Company

May 15, 2016, 11:00 AM CST

Houston, TX, USA

Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: A YORUBA CARVED WOOD MALE TWIN IBEJI FIGURE, NIGERIA, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, modeled in a standing position with bulging eyes centering iron nail head decoration beneath incised eyelash details above vertical line scarification, flanked by crescent shaped ears and surmounted by a crested headdress with multiple line carving, over a short neck and tapering torso within curved arms suspending glass bead bracelets, above stylized male genitalia on short stocky legs and flat feet raised on an oval base with crosshatched decoration, traces of blue pigment and earthen powder substance in areas throughout. Height: 11 1/2" NOTE: Yoruba have one of the highest number of twin births in the world, four times higher than in Europe. Ibeji are known to the Yoruba as two people who share one soul. If one of the human twins dies, whether as a child or an adult, the surviving human twin is considered to have little hope of living with only half a soul. Further, the deceased's soul must have a place to reside. When a matched pair of twins is made, it is an indication that both have died. "Ultimately, the surface of an Ibeji measures the object's spiritual value to the caregiver. The response of the Yoruba mothers and caregivers is primarily personal and spiritual, not aesthetic.The Even an Ibeji carved by a mediocre artisan can develop a surface reflecting great efficacy to the believer. The wood is worked, fed, oiled, and clothed not so much to fulfill an aesthetic ideal but to fulfill a human need "....taken from 'Ibeji Surface Analysis' by Charles Bordogna, in 'Surfaces' ed. Kahan, Page, Imperato, 2009 by Indiana Univ. Press.

Condition Report: Good condition, normal surface buildup, minor marks and scratches throughout nice dark patina. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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African Yoruba Wood Offering Bowl - Bird Caryatids

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,800

Description: West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba, ca. early 20th century CE. A beautiful Yoruba divination vessel (agere ifa), a carved wood container used to store the sixteen sacred palm nuts (ikin), traditionally a special element used in the Yoruba divination ritual. Ifa priests have traditionally used such vessels to communicate with Orunmila, the god of fate, in hopes of attaining insights to an individual's destiny. This agere ifa is supported by avian caryatids, and the bowl itself shows a lovely rim incised with a stylized triangular pattern. All is adorned with natural pigments of red, yellow, and blue hues. The agere type vessel, which is used to hold and raise the ikin, has been compared to a miniature temple dedicated to Orunmila. The caryatids serving as the vessel’s base, in this example portrayed as a birds, have been known to take on a variety of forms including females, musicians, dancers, and equestrian figures. This particular piece is expertly carved, attractively painted, and so special, particularly if you are a bird lover! Size: 6" W x 4.75" H (15.2 cm x 12.1 cm) Provenance: Ex- Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1975 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113586

Condition Report: Old but stable crack to the bowl and the base. Otherwise intact with expected surface wear commensurate with age and use.

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Early 20th C. Yoruba Painted Wood Headdress

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $700 - $1,050

Description: Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, early 20th century CE. This is an eye-catching and colorful wood carved headdress topped by a figure from the waist up. With the classic Yoruban artistic depiction of the face, including small features and wide eyes, this is a blue-bodied male figure wearing a green, red, and yellow shirt and a large headdress. The figure itself is also a headdress, made to be worn. Size: 5.25" L x 9" W x 14.5" H (13.3 cm x 22.9 cm x 36.8 cm) Provenance: Ex- Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1975 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113583

Condition Report: Expected wear, but brightly colored with clear form.

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Romain - Masque en pâte de verre - 1er-3ème siècle

by Monnaies d’Antan

May 21, 2016, 9:30 AM CET

Bruxelles, Belgium

Estimated Price: €50 - €80

Description: Masque de théatre en pâte de verre noire représentant une tête de gorgone. 28 mm. ; ( ; ; )

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Pair of Yoruba beaded crowns.

by Quinn's Auction Galleries

May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM EST

Falls Church, VA, USA

Estimated Price: $200 - $300

Description: A group of 2 white beaded crowns. Nigera, Yoruba. c.20th century. Without strings largest: 23"h; smallest: 16 3/4"h. Condition: Smaller crown missing bird on top.

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20th C. African Carved Wood Bini Mask - Azigho

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

May 12, 2016, 8:00 AM PST

Erie , CO, USA

Estimated Price: $900 - $1,500

Description: Africa, Nigeria, Bini, ca. early 20th century CE. A beautifully carved Bini mask with stylized facial features, openwork eyes with dramatically overhanging lids, and most impressive long horns - all highlighted with natural pigments of black, blue, and yellow hues. Such long curved horns are regarded as quite a beautiful element of the Bini aesthetic and "azigho" is a special praise name applied to animals that exhibit this trait. This mask is most likely an azigho mask, a type usually used in the Ekpo cult healing rituals. The Ekpo society oversees the welfare of the village and settle disputes. Ekpo members don masks, raffia costumes, and other accouterments to impersonate their ancestors. The Ekpo society also performs rituals for planting, harvesting (in particular the yam harvest), and funerals. A fine Bini mask with stylistic elements that reflect the influence of their better known neighbors, the Yoruba. Size: 4.75" W x 10.75" H (12.1 cm x 27.3 cm) Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #113575

Condition Report: Surface wear and minor losses to peripheries commensurate with age and use. Small chips to left proper ear and lower lip.

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Masque cultuel présentant un visage intériorisé aux traits épurés à l'extrême. Pierre dure polie.

by Origine Auction

May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM CET

Bagnolet, France

Estimated Price: €200 - €300

Description: Masque cultuel présentant un visage intériorisé aux traits épurés à l'extrême. Pierre dure polie. Chontal, Région du Guerreiro, 300-100 avant JC. 10,5x8,5cm

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Masque de case avec deux percements de suspension sur le haut. Terre cuite polychrome.

by Origine Auction

May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM CET

Bagnolet, France

Estimated Price: €50 - €80

Description: Masque de case avec deux percements de suspension sur le haut. Terre cuite polychrome. Etat du Guerrero, Mexique, vers 1950/1970. 25x20cm

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